• EMS - Certification Examination Description

    The Emergency Medical Services certification examination is a criterion-referenced examination. It is a comprehensive examination covering the breadth of the field of Emergency Medical Services. The EMS certification examination is administered at Pearson VUE professional computer-based testing centers throughout the United States.

    Content Specifications

    The Core Content of EMS Medicine forms the basis of the examination. The list below describes the relative weight given to different elements of the Core Content of EMS Medicine in constructing the EMS multiple choice certification examination.

    Emergency Medical Services Certification Examination

    Percentage Distribution of Test Items by Core Content Area

    Clinical Aspects of EMS Medicine 40%
    Medical Oversight of EMS 30%
    Quality Management and Research 10%
    Special Operations 20%